|49ers DE Aldon Smith|
Sunday, December 9, 2012
NFL Week 14 Pigskin Predictions
The NFL’s 28th-ranked offense travels coast-to-coast
to face the League’s No. 2 defense today in San Francisco. The matchup proves
dreadful for Miami, as the 49ers strike fast and sink the Dophins by three
broncos 31, RAIDERS 13
VIKES 20, bears 17
Adrian rolls his 100-yard rush streak up to seven games, as the Vikings beat the Bears at home.
Rams 21, BILLS 17
Buffalo plays as cold as its weather, as the dome-homed Rams brave frigid temps and pull out the upset on the road.
Boys 27, BENGALS 17
Teams teetering the playoff line square off in Cincinnati today, where the Bengals host the Cowboys. Despite the off-field drama, the Dallas D steps up big. Boys CB Morris Claiborne blankets Cincy WR A.J. Green en route to a crucial win
Chiefs 17, BROWNS 13
Kansas City (2-10) rides its emotional victory over Carolina last week into Cleveland today, where the Browns (4-8) are eying a third straight win. The Chiefs are not very good, but three straight for the Browns? Not gonna happen. Chiefs win again.
Indianapolis flies home following a nailbiting 35-33 comeback win last week in Detroit. Hosting the woeful Titans, victory comes much easier for Andrew Luck and the Colts today. Indy wins big.
STEEL 17, chargers 13
The Chargers bolt into Pittsburgh today, losers of seven of its past eight games. Sorry, Chargers fans. Make that eight out of nine.
BUCS 24, eagles 20
Tampa Bay (6-6) keeps its playoff boat afloat, topping the struggling Eagles by four.
SKINS 27, ravens 24 (in OT)
Robert Griffin III’s exciting streak of quarterback play extends again today, leading the Redskins over the Ravens for its fourth straight win.
Falcons 34, PANTHERS 24
Atlanta tunes up against the Panthers on the road today, notching the win in hopes of hosting NFC victims all playoffs long.
JAGS 24, jets 17
Which passing offense is worse? The Christian Ponder-led Vikings or the Mark Sanchez-led Jets? Statistically it’s Minnesota. But the Jets don’t have the benefit of Adrian Peterson. Rex’s Jets lose in Jacksonville today.
NINERS 27, fins 6
GIANTS 34, saints 27
If the Giants hope to keep an edge on the Cowboys and Redskins, they need to win at home today. Facing the 5-7 New Orleans, New York rises to the challenge, dousing the Saints’ playoffs shot en route to running its record to 8-5.
HAWKS 24, cards 7
The Cardinals are hopeless. Seattle is playoff bound. Seahawks win big.
PACK 34, lions 30
In an exciting air affair in Green Bay tonight, the Lions’ take a lead into the final frame but find a way to lose (again).
PATS 31, texans 23
New England’s passing attack is on fire, while Houston’s pass defense has been frigid. While the one-loss Texans are obviously a team on the rise, they’re not quite ready to take the baton from the Patriots. Tom Brady throws for 300 yards and four touchdowns, as New England surges toward the playoffs with its seventh straight win